Young Fathers star on T2 Trainspotting soundtrack

Article by The Skinny | 10 Jan 2017
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Amazon accidentally leak the soundtrack for Trainspotting sequel, T2

Thanks to a clerical error over at Amazon, we now know the songs featured in T2, the eagerly awaited followup to Danny Boyle’s landmark 1996 film Trainspotting. The pre-order link to purchase the soundtrack briefly appeared over at the online store, before quickly being removed, but not before an eagle-eye writer at MixMag took screenshots of the playlist.

Lust for Life, the pounding Iggy Pop track that opened the original film, features again in the form of a Prodigy remix, as do Underworld with new song Slow Slippy, which presumably riffs on their iconic Born Slippy, another key tune of the original’s soundtrack. Like the first film, there’s also a Blondie track, in this case Dreaming. Wolf Alice’s Silk, which featured on T2’s first trailer, is also on the film’s OST.

Classic tunes from Run DMC (It’s Like That), Queen (Radio Ga Ga) and Frankie Goes to Hollywood (Relax) also feature, but the band who look to have the biggest impact on the film are blistering Edinburgh trio Young Fathers, who are all over the soundtrack.

Their three featured tunes are Get Up, from their Mercury Prize-winning album Dead, new track Only God Knows – heard at the band's sold-out Edinburgh International Festival gigs in August – and Rain or Shine from most recent LP White Men Are Black Men Too. Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh confirmed the leak and Young Fathers' presence on the soundtrack on Twitter, saying "We're very lucky to have [Young Fathers] involved."

MixMag’s screenshot of Amazon’s tracklist is below; T2 is released on 27 Jan: